@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9997354,
	  title     = {Isolation of Biosurfactant Producing Spore-Forming Bacteria from Oman: Potential Applications in Bioremediation},
	  author    = {Saif N. Al-Bahry and  Yahya M. Al-Wahaibi and  Abdulkadir E. Elshafie and  Ali S. Al-Bemani and  Sanket J. Joshi},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Environmental pollution is a global problem and best possible solution is identifying and utilizing native microorganisms. One possible application of microbial product -biosurfactant is in bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated sites. We have screened forty two different petroleum contaminated sites from Oman, for biosurfactant producing spore-forming bacterial isolates. Initial screening showed that out of 42 soil samples, three showed reduction in surface tension (ST) and interfacial tension (IFT) within 24h of incubation at 40°C. Out of those 3 soil samples, one was further selected for isolation of bacteria and 14 different bacteria were isolated in pure form. Of those 14 spore-forming, rod shaped bacteria, two showed highest reduction in ST and IFT in the range of 70mN/m to <35mN/m and 26.69mN/m to <9mN/m, respectively within 24h. These bacterial biosurfactants may be utilized for bioremediation of oil-spills.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {77 - 79},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9997354},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/86},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 86, 2014},
	}